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Arts Commission

The Arts Commission advises the city council and local arts groups in connection with all matters relating to the artistic and cultural development of the city. The board also:

  • To promote and encourage the development and public awareness of and interest in the fine and performing arts in the city;
  • To perform such other functions associated with the arts as the council may from time to time direct;
  • To make recommendations to the council with respect to annual budget appropriations for the arts;
  • To assist in the preparation of applications for grants or other sources of funding for arts programs for the city;
  • To administer the city arts grant program and other city arts programs pursuant to any authority provided therefore by ordinance of the council.

The Arts Commission generally meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Boulder Public Library, where its administrative office is located.

  • Staff Liaison - Matt Chasansky at 303-441-4113

The Arts Commission consists of five members appointed by City Council, each to a five-year term.

Arts Commission

Felicia Furman [email protected] 303-440-4029 2014-2019
Mark Villarreal  [email protected] 303-494-9299 2016-2021
Devin Hughes [email protected] 720-239-3627 2017-2022
Kathleen McCormick [email protected] 303-442-8020 2016-2018
Erica Joos [email protected]   2017-2020


Upcoming Commission Meetings

  • Sept. 19, 2018 - Museum of Boulder, 2205 Broadway
  • *Oct. 17, 2018 - CU Boulder Museum of Natural History, Paleontology Hall, 1030 Broadway
  • **Nov. 21, 2018 - Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder Creek Room
  • Dec. 19, 2018 - Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder Creek Room

Once the 2018 grant cycle has ended, some of the meetings may be scheduled offsite to give commission members the opportunity to visit arts and cultural organizations in the Boulder community.

*The regular October meeting will be replaced by the annual retreat.
**The November meeting may be rescheduled due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

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